State's Top Kicker Has Colorado No.1

<b>Aric Goodman</b> is the state's top kicker prospect for next fall. As a junior, he was 13 of 20 with a long of 47 yards. He had a 41.7 punting average with a long of 70. Goodman was named first team all-state as a kicker and punter. Colorado is the big leader for his services.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 170
40 time: 4.6
Bench: 200
From: Englewood, Colorado
High School: Cherry Creek

"I have wanted to go to Colorado since I was little," said Goodman. "Now the time is here when I am set to go to college and I want to be a Buff."

Colorado's current kicker, Mason Crosby, will be heading into his senior year when the class of 2006 arrives in Boulder. This year, CU recruited top punter, Matthew DiLallo, to come red-shirt this fall and be ready to take over next fall as a red-shirt freshman. Could they have the same thing in mind if they take a kicker this year? That kicker would also be ready to take over as a red-shirt freshman.

Goodman has received letters from CU coaches Brian Cabral and Gary Barnett. "They sent me a letter congratulating me on being named all-Colorado. They just tell me to stay in contact and that they are interested in me."

In addition to CU, the kicker is interested in Hawaii, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Arizona State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, and Duke. "My parents would like to see me go to either Colorado or Wisconsin. We have some family friends in Wisconsin."

Goodman believes his background in another sport has helped him in football. "I have a very strong leg from playing Soccer which I have done since I was six. I have been all-state there, too. But, between the two sports I definitely want to pursue football more."

He carries a 3.3 core GPA and scored a 1330 on the SAT. Goodman would like to major in Business.


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